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Author of the month: Lídia Jorge

On April 12, at 9pm, Lídia Jorge will be at Livraria Lello for a talk based on her emblematic novel about the Carnation Revolution - Os Memoráveis - which has been reissued this year, in a session that is part of Livraria Lello's program to commemorate the 50th anniversary of April 25.

Lídia Jorge is one of the most prominent voices in contemporary Portuguese literature, winner of numerous national and international awards. The session will take place on April 12 at 9pm and will mark the beginning of Livraria Lello's celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution. Lídia Jorge will be in conversation with journalist Valdemar Cruz.

Lídia Jorge was born in 1946 in the Algarve and published her first novel, O Dia dos Prodígios, in 1980. Since then, she has published numerous works in a wide variety of styles: novels, short stories, children's literature, essays, theater, poetry and chronicles. She has seen her works staged and adapted for the cinema.
As well as being a writer, Lídia Jorge is a secondary school teacher and regularly publishes articles in the press. She was a member of the High Authority for Social Communication and was part of the General Council of the University of Algarve, a higher education institution that awarded her an Honorary Doctorate in 2010. She has been a State Councillor since 2021.
She has received many awards throughout her career, including the prestigious and recent Prix Médicis étranger in 2023 and the FIL Prize for Literature in Romance Languages in 2020.

"It's an honor to welcome Lídia Jorge to Livraria Lello. Her writing, marked by a singular creativity, is a necessary reflection for us to continue tracing the project of freedom and hope initiated by the April 25 Revolution," says Aurora Pedro Pinto, Director of Livraria Lello. "For this reason, the author's presence in the month of April, the year in which we celebrate half a century since the Carnation Revolution, is deeply symbolic."

The event is free and requires registration via the form.